WHAT: V-Moda Vamp
WHY IT'S COOL: This solid brushed-metal case adds protection, power, and serious audio prowess to your iPhone 4/4S (with additional mobile-device models on the way). Its built-in amplifier can be finely adjusted for optimal playback on standard earphones, studio headphones, or (through its optical digital output) even your hi-fi. It converts digital tracks to analog for the purist, but can also boost the bass, treble, and spatiality in VQ mode. It’s good for up to eight hours of playback and can be used to top off your phone’s battery.
THE PRICE: $650
WHERE TO GET IT:: v-moda.com
WHAT: Soloshot Automatic Cameraman
WHY IT'S COOL: It automatically keeps your camera rotated toward you from up to 2,000 feet away. Just attach your camera to the base — which comes mounted to a professional tripod — strap on the special waterproof armband, hit record, and the system will pan left and right at up to 40 degrees per second to follow you. For outdoor use only; it’s especially great for capturing racing, team, and individual sports.
THE PRICE: $479
WHERE TO GET IT: soloshot.com
WHAT: Strut LaunchPort Case and Pedestal
WHY IT'S COOL: Combining Strut’s luxurious accessory design with LaunchPort’s inductive charging technology, this elegant system protects, displays, and wirelessly recharges your iPad. The jewelry-grade stainless steel pedestal is welded and polished by hand. And the accompanying skillfully crafted lightweight sleeves are available in a dozen distinctive finishes, ranging from Walnut Burl and Leopard Print to Blue Carbon Fiber and Supercar Sparkle Red.
THE PRICE: $1,250
WHERE TO GET IT: strutlaunchport.com